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Sum text boxes using the name of the control in Access

This seems like a very basic question but I can't get it to work.  I have many totals on a report.  Most totals are already sums of other subtotals.  I can sum easily  by using the actual field names, but since the field names are long, I wanted to just name the text boxes 1- 30, or even leave them text1, text 2, text3, etc.
 I can get the subtotals using =Sum([FieldName1] + [FieldName2]) and =Sum([FieldName3] + [FieldName4]) .  But now I want to add all of them together and the expression will be very long.  I want to do something like =Sum([text1] + [text2]) but Access keeps asking for the parameter values Text1 and Text2.
Any ideas?  
Microsoft Access

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Gustav Brock

Try with:

=Sum([Reports]![rptYourReportName]![text1] + [Reports]![rptYourReportName]![text2])


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